On 1st October 2016 the Shoryu Ramen Restaurant Group, who specialise in authentic Hakata cuisine, will be celebrating World Sake Day by offering a complimentary sake for every diner after 6pm.  They have also created a special flight of three different sakes, which will be available for £6.50, as well as 20% off selected sake (including Nigori, Karakuchi and Nouvelle Junmai Ginjo) bought at their parent company, Japan Centre, in their Piccadilly store and online.  

World Sake Day is an annual event held as a tribute to sake on October 1st which is traditionally the starting date of sake production in Japan. Collaborating with both brands on the event is one of the oldest companies in the world Gekkeikan, which has been producing sake since 1637 and has the royal warrant supplying the Japanese Imperial Household.

Sake features prominently on Shoryu’s drinks menu and none more so than at Shoryu Soho, which boasts one of the largest selections of sake, shochu and umeshu plum wine in the UK. For the complimentary sake, Shoryu Ramen will offer Gekkeikan Namasake, which, unlike other types of sake, is unpasteurised for a stronger taste and aroma.  The flight of sakes, will include three Gekkeikan Sakes – Josen Sake (fruity, mellow flavour with a sharp aftertaste), Tarusake (rich in taste with a refreshing cedar flavour) and Konotsuki (a pure rice sake with an intensive aroma). All of these choices have been especially chosen by Maria Vittoria Veccione, bar manager and mixologist for Shoryu Ramen.  


SHORYU RAMEN Covent Garden

35 Great Queen St London WC2B 5AA

SHORYU RAMEN Regent Street

9 Regent St London SW1Y 4LR


3 Denman Street London W1D 7HA


G3-5 Kingly Court London W1B 5PJ


19 Air Street London W1B 5AG

SHORYU RAMEN Liverpool Street

33 Broadgate Circle London EC2M 2QS







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Shoryu Ramen


Launched in 2012 Shoryu Ramen has five London sites located in Regent Street, Broadgate Circle, Covent Garden, Soho and Kingly Court, as well as Shoryu Go, a dedicated tonkotsu ramen take-out bar on Air Street. The first Shoryu outside of London is set to open this November in Manchester.

Japan Centre

Japan Centre’s mission has always been to offer the best value Japanese food both in store and online, the best variety and the best service. Japan Centre has a diverse range of services for Japanese living in the UK & Europe, and for those simply interested in the exciting world of Japanese food and culture. Recently the Japan Centre was selected as 1 of 1000 companies that inspire Britain in 2016  by the LSE

Tak Tokumine Japan Centre and Shoryu Ramen CEO

A successful entrepreneur and a key figure in the ethnic food market, Tak gained invaluable business skills working for his family’s steel mill in Fukuoka, before marrying and settling in the UK in 1975. From its beginning in 1976, Japan Centre has grown to become one of the most influential and well known Japanese stores in the UK and Europe.